Ideas for updating my ugly generic switch plate covers?

q i need some fun ideas for updating my ugly generic switch plate covers
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  • Bettie Gordon Bettie Gordon on Mar 25, 2018
    Using the wood switch plates you can paint and decorate them. I thing they’re easier than the plastic ones to paint but I also like wood. You and also pit contact paper on them. Have fun
  • Doreen Doreen on Mar 25, 2018
    Use material to match your room. Mod Podge the material to a cheap plastic cover. I did this design on wood, but have made them for covers before.
  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 25, 2018
    I bought the ones pictured below, I still have to change the plug but when I put them on it seems the outlet box is to far away so I had to buy spacers ! The covers were pirchased at black forest decor online! Just a heads up if you replace them!
  • Caro Caro on Mar 25, 2018
    I have had some luck(and fun!) framing them with dollar store picture frames. You might have to take the frames apart and cut them down for the smaller ones, depending on what size frames you are able to find. I just spray paint the frames and "frame" the outlet cover with them. To make it look like art, you can decoupage pretty patterned tissue paper onto the plastic outlet/switch cover, then apply the frame around it and you've got a framed "picture!"
  • Christel Christel on Mar 25, 2018
    I've seen people use colored sharpies to create patterns or art on them.
  • Karen Klazas Black Karen Klazas Black on Mar 25, 2018
    Thanks for all the great and fun ideas everyone! Here is one thing I came up with using masking tape and some leftover stain....I like the texture :)
  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 26, 2018
    Very nice Karen!
  • Seethebeauty Seethebeauty on Mar 26, 2018
    and you know, you can get some quality plates at Habitat Restore for very low prices.

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 26, 2018
    Now all I can do is stare at my ugly switch plate covers. Karen very nice job.
  • Sherri Sherri on Mar 27, 2018
    I know people have good results with Unicorn Spit and also wallpaper.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Mar 27, 2018
    There are many websites that sell the fancy ceramic ones... lots of patterns... there is always, decoupage, wallpaper, stencils... should have some great ideas for you
  • Dee Dee on Mar 27, 2018
    spray paint with any color or use the Rustoleum spray paint that looks like concrete. Or use wall paper or contact paper for an update.
    If you cant replace them ? Put wallpaper on them.
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